Fourth Baton Rouge teen arrested in shooting, robbery of pizza delivery worker _lowres

Mark Shorter, 17

A fourth Baton Rouge teen was arrested Thursday in last month’s shooting and robbery of a pizza delivery worker.

Mark Shorter, 17, faces counts of attempted first degree murder and armed robbery in the Oct. 1 incident at 4016 Shelley St., according to the warrant issued for his arrest. Police said a woman delivering pizzas, hot wings and bread sticks was attacked and shot by teenagers who’d called for the food delivery.

Authorities initially believed three teenagers were involved, but further investigation revealed four were responsible for the crime, said Baton Rouge Police Cpl. Don Coppola.

The Domino’s deliverer suffered a gunshot wound to her arm, according to the arrest warrant. A bullet pierced her bone and exited her chest, the document said. The teenagers accused of attacking her — Shorter, Charlie Ivery, 17, Kendell Allen, 17, and a 15-year-old boy — fled the scene after the attack, police said. Ivery, Allen and the juvenile were arrested last month.

A witness to the robbery told police Shorter “was talking about robbing a pizza driver while having a gun in his possession,” the document said. The informant saw Allen and the juvenile suspect take a pizza from the woman, then later heard a gunshot coming from the robbery scene, the warrant states. The witness also quoted Shorter as saying he’d “shot the pizza lady,” the document said.

Shorter, of 3830 Shelley St., was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.